I thought it was the duty of our elected officials to represent the wishes of the majority of their constituents. Obviously that’s not the case with Georgia’s U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss. Although 91 percent of Georgians support expanded background checks, our senators decided to bow down to the NRA’s Washington lobby and voted against the checks.
The people most excited by our senator’s votes are probably criminals because they will continue to have access to no-background-check gun sales. I think it’s shameful that our senators stood together with other close-minded senators to block common-sense legislation that would have saved American lives.
How many tragedies do we have to endure as a nation before our elected officials get the message? And 33 Americans will continue to be murdered by guns every single day in this country.
I don’t think expanded background checks would eliminate all gun violence, but isn’t it a step in the right direction?